Elastocoat® – A coat that's here to spray
For coating of surfaces, the high-tech Polyurea system Elastocoat® is unbeatable. Whether used on parking decks, loading ramps or chemical tanks, Elastocoat® Polyurea provides enduring protection. Also for facades and roofs, Elastocoat® provides lasting protection and is rapidly applied, too.
Elastocoat® is the high-tech spraying system from BASF for the reliable and lasting protection of all surfaces, be they of wood, concrete, bitumen or steel. The high-pressure spraying system can be applied to virtually all substrates with a corresponding primer and cures extra fast. While other materials take a long time to through-harden, Elastocoat® is tack-free in just a few seconds and cures fully in two hours. With its properties, it is the ideal solution for many challenges – as a quick, efficient and lasting seal.
The Advantages of Elastocoat® for coating of floors, facades and roofs
BASF offers a variety of coating systems to suit the requirement profiles of different sectors of industry.
Elastocoat® has established itself here as a true all-rounder in wide-ranging applications. With their high chemical resistance, high mechanical strength, electrical conductivity and differing degrees of slip resistance, these systems create a safe working environment when used on industrial floors and parking decks. Elastocoat® masks concrete cracks, as it seals the surface long-term under a continuous membrane. It provides protection from penetrating water and, consequently, from concrete corrosion. This versatile coating bridges cracks and, as a seamlessly sprayed barrier coat, hugs the surface like a liquid skin. Curing in seconds, it effortlessly seals even complicated geometries and vertical surfaces.
Floors of container ships are highly stressed and pose a severe challenge for many materials – not so for Elastocoat®. The spray skin is seamlessly applied and thus prevents delamination and cracking, stays abrasion-resistant and withstands moisture and temperature fluctuations.
With Elastocoat® spray foam, previously slippery truckload beds can be coated trouble-free for long-term slip and wear resistance. The system cures rapidly, is scratch-resistant and insulates against noise. Loads mostly no longer have to be additionally secured. This saves time and money and makes Elastocoat® the No. 1 choice if you need a durable and high-speed seal.
A coat of Elastocoat® is still the best safeguard against concrete corrosion, long-term structural weakness and moisture. As a liquid film, this system wraps itself with ease around even complicated surfaces like roof projections, dome lights and shafts, creating a seam- and jointless seal.
A coat of Elastocoat® also pays off for the protection not only of facades, but also of roofs. Flat roofs are often prone to leakage. The easy-to-spray coating gives the roof a jointless watertight seal that will even withstand icy temperatures of down to minus 50 degrees.
An impressive example is the roof of the arena in Astana, Kazakhstan with a surface area of 10,000 square meters and space for 30,000 spectators. This is where the developers opted for Elastocoat® from BASF. Moreover, for good reason, as the spray coating adapts seamlessly to the movement and tension of the surface, thus preventing cracking. It is also waterproof, very durable, abrasion-resistant, insensitive to temperature fluctuations and humidity and absolutely chemical-resistant. Therefore, if you happen to be in Astana in 2030 for the Expo, you will be able to see for yourself how well Elastocoat® has withstood the test of time.
Complicated roof penetrations, skylights, or air-conditioning shafts are trouble-spots for leaks. Elastocoat® seals the affected areas. Like a liquid film, Elastocoat® adapts itself evenly over the surface geometry of the roof and covers it seamless and durable. After preparing the surface the high-tech polyurea system is sprayed onto the roof. It covers and seals vertical areas and it cures in a few seconds.
Multi-storey car parks are concrete and steel structures with an exposed outdoor deck on top and covered indoor decks beneath. Therefore, durable top sealing of the decks is essential. Elastocoat® is applied directly onto the prepared surface by portable spray machines and is accessible after short time.
Elastocoat® can be sprayed as a seamless membrane and is crack-bridging by flexible adaptation to concrete movements.
To prevent chemical storing tanks from leaking into ground water, most of these tanks are placed on or into areas called secondary containments. These are made of concrete. To prevent cracks and leakage, a lining system needs to be installed. Elastocoat® is widely used throughout many industries where aspects such as surface protection, chemical resistance, crack bridging, as well as durability play a major role.
Elastocoat® can be sprayed as a seamless membrane even on and into complex structures. Its moisture tolerant chemistry allows installation of the membrane at weather conditions with high humidity and low temperatures, where traditional materials fail.
Lining systems often need to be installed mandatory by law, e. g. for storage areas, such as the PGS 15 guideline in the Netherlands and the approval in accordance with WHG in Germany.
Trucks being loaded or unloaded often cause high levels of noise. Unfortunately such banging and clattering occurs in densely populated areas in the evening or even at night. Sound-absorbing Elastocoat® reduces the absolute noise level to just 54 dBA. Known as "silent floor" loading surfaces of trucks coated with Elastocoat® C comply with the PIEK resolution. This law, the Dutch government came up with, stipulates sound levels to be limited at 60 dBA.
The whisper trailer floor is hard-wearing, too. Elastocoat® is optimized for these specific needs. Sprayed as a 5mm thin layer, it prolongs the life span of trailer floors.
As anti-slip flooring polyurea works as well. The load adheres to the rough surface, giving good grip. This mostly saves additional time-consuming load securing.
Biogenic sulphuric acid generated by the bacteria Thiobacillus in gas-sealed manholes rapidly leads to heavy concrete corrosion. Washed concrete appearance and decomposed metal components are typical signs of damage such as corrosion, crack formation and leakage. The result can be instability of the structure as well as infiltration.
Attack by acids can be stopped by the seamlessly sprayed barrier film of 2K Polyurea Elastocoat®.
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